The National Education Association has jumped into the mid-terms in a big way, making major independent expenditures in three congressional districts.
As TPM's Election Central first reported
a couple of days ago, the NV-3
held by Republican Jon Porter is looking like it's in play. To aid the effort, the NEA Fund for Children and Public Education has dropped
$378,000 into that race.
In the AZ-5
, the NEA is getting serious about knocking off Rep. J.D. Hayworth, with a $491,000 push
. And in the NM-1
, where Patricia Madrid and Heather Wilson are in a tight race, the NEA has put down
The point here is not to document every last dime being spent, but to get a sense of when the battle is being joined, who is engaging in the fight, and where the stakes are the highest.
: I thought it went without saying that the NEA, the teachers union, is siding with the Dems in these races.]